June Part I : 2011
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First June dish - Stir crazy on induction cooktop!
Chicken and vegetable medley:
"Velvetized" chicken breast and thighs with snow peas, red peppers,
woodear, onion, celery, ginger, garlic, with oyster sauce and chicken
Lean ground turkey seasoned with 5-peppercorn blend, cumin, cayenne,
paprika, fresh ginger,
garlic, minced onion, yogurt, and shredded cumin Gouda cheese.
Would have been more moist with more cheese, but still delicious!
Served with grilled mushrooms, zuchinni, bell peppers, red onion,
fresh watercress, broccoli salad, and mango chutney.
Under close scrutiny ; )
Leftover turkey burger on bed of mixed veg salad - raspberry
vinaigrette and mango chutney.
Baby back ribs:
Roasted in foil in slow oven with dry rub for 3 hours.
Finished off on the BBQ with Guinness BBQ sauce.
Fall off the bone yumminess - eaten with brocco slaw and new taters
on the BBQ..
Kung Po Chicken:
Mixed vegetables and chicken stir-fried with
toban sauce (Sechuan spicy bean sauce),
topped with peanuts with Jasmine rice.
Curry Chicken and Vegetables: making good use of my induction
and reasonable prices for bell peppers!
I used Patak Hot curry paste along with low sodium chicken stock.
Served with steamed asparagus topped with a good grind of 5-peppercorn
sea salt, butter (of course!), and steamed cauliflower "rice".
Pan fried panko coated pickerel served with Young Chow Fried
- not a drop of soy sauce to be found in this fried rice ;-)
Pan seared rack of lamb.
Got some lovely crusty bits on the fat! Finished off in a 400F oven.
Tender, juicy, med. rare, served with mint sauce, baby taters and peas,
all sprinkled with chopped fresh mint.
Great for another rainy day. Bonus: fresh breath!
@*#&! Burned my tongue again! Made my favourite soup for lunch
Moosewood Hungarian Mushroom, and was just too impatient :-)
Couldn't get any fresh dill at the stores yesterday, so a little chopped
cilantro, a squirt of dill paste and lemon juice sufficed.
If I couldn't wait for the soup to cool...did you really think I could
take time to run down to the stores? ;-)
I made 3 times the recipe.
Now, to pack some away to the freezer for next week when the house
will be full for the Head Tax
Didn't get to take a new picture of the prime rib, but Thursday's
was the same as this one ;-)
Yorkshire puddings for our prime rib dinner on June 23rd
with visiting cousins (from Redmond, Washington) and family.
This was the first time Cousin Velda had Yorkies.
I was very happy with the way they turned out.
BBQ pork baos, siumai, hot 'n' sour soup in the Chinese tureen,
- lunch for Saturday the 25th with cousins Velda and Ron Schei
Velda and I made these pork, shrimp, and waterchestnut siu mai as part
of our lunch with our kids.
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus for 25 diners!
Family Bar-B-Q on June 25 - getting ready for the Head
Tax Monument dedication on June 26th
First lot of bison steaks onto the grill...
Bison steaks and Ryan's Raging Ribs
- ready for the hungry hoard ;-)
Accompanied by s-i-l Rebecca Choy's famous spicy
More food: Niece Lindy's pasta salad, carrots,
Ryan McIntosh's raging ribs, and Shake 'n' Bake BBQ chicken...
Wha???!!! Gotta please everyone :-)
Cousin Velda Schei introduced her delicious Rhubarb Meringue Dessert.
Not pictured: Rebecca made three of my Dad's famous Banana Cream Pies
and another special dessert with grapes and cream...
For the photo diary of previous sessions of Joong making and "recipe"
and Sue-On Hillman Eclectic Studio